A handful of Oklahoma tribes have pledged their support for a ballot measure that would require the state to fund common education based on the regional average.
In a release sent out today by the Yes on 744 camp, the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, Jewish Federation of Oklahoma City, Muscogee (Creek) Nation and Sac and Fox Nation were among the groups supporting the state question.
More than a dozen and educated related associations are also supporting the state question that requires the state to spend the same as other states in their per pupil expenditure.…
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The Washington Post has a chart showing how many workers at the main U.S. government departments are delinquent on their tax bills. The chart includes the U.S. House and Senate.…
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Nearly 19 percent of Oklahoma’s voting age population turned out to vote in primaries, according to a study by American University’s Center for the Study of the American Electorate.
Statewide Republican turnout in primaries reached a record high of 9.6 percent in the state, but Democratic turnout was at a record low of 9.4 percent, the study says.
That was part of a national trend, according to the study; GOP turnout nationwide in primaries was the highest since 1970, while Democratic turnout was the lowest ever.…
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U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, was in Afghanistan last week to observe operations and meet with troops, including service members deployed from Oklahoma, according to a news release from his office.
“It was a privilege to meet with our soldiers and military leaders serving in Afghanistan,” Cole said. “I was honored by the opportunity to express gratitude on behalf of our state to Oklahoma’s own service members and civilians serving in harm’s way.”
“There is a great sense of optimism among our forces in Afghanistan.…
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